In Lucknow Karni Sena adopts 'Gandhigiri'

In Lucknow Karni Sena adopts 'Gandhigiri'

Later, it emerged that the vehicle MP 04 HC 9653 was owned by one Surendra Singh Chauhan, who is an activist himself of the Karni Sena. Violent protests were reported from several states on the first day of screening.

One contempt petition has been filed by Congress supporter Tehseen Poonawalla, seeking action against governments of Rajasthan, Haryana, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh for their alleged failure in containing mobs protesting the release of the Deepika Padukone-starrer Padmaavat. The protesters also torched a state bus in Gurugram. The situation was similar in Jaipur where a motorbike rally was organised by members of Karni Sena. "The business of a film also grows due to repeat viewing on weekdays".

People have been banned from carrying firearms and other articles capable of causing injury, raising slogans and exhibiting placards within a 200-metre radius of cinema and multiplexes from January 23 to January 28, 2018. In Varanasi, security personnel have been deployed outside all the cinema halls and there was no incident of any protest. "There are theatres that started screening the film early morning on Thursday but discontinued them after threats later in the day". They attacked GD Goenka school bus at Sohna Road of Gurugram as children and teachers took protection under the seats, crying for help.

According to reports, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, the maker of the film, released a statement on January 25, the day the movie was released, saying that 1 million people watched the movie on day one.

Karnataka government edits circular ordering cases against 'innocent minorities' be dropped
In the last three years, we have withdrawn around 400 cases that involve more than 2,800 Hindus and 301 Muslims. Deccan Herald quoted Minister Reddy saying, "The words, "all innocent minorities", were added by oversight".

'Padmaavat been through so much. The film has spoken for itself, like you have seen the reactions to the film. Raj Shekhawat, the group's Gujarat president, said: "We will not let theatres screen the film, and will burn them down if needed".

"However, the "janata curfew" on the film will continue", said Kalvi. "We are humbled with the response we have received for Padmaavat".

After the incident, some reputed schools in Gurgaon have chose to remain shut till Sunday in view of the violence over the controversial film's release. We have 488 screens across India.

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